For primary producers

Queensland primary producers impacted during disaster events may be eligible for low interest loans and grants to help them recover. 

QRIDA for producers

Disaster assistance available for primary producers

Tropical Cyclone Kirrily, commencing 25 January 2024

Northern Queensland Bushfires, 18 October - 8 December 2023

Northern and Central Queensland Monsoon and Flooding, 20 December 2022 – 30 April 2023

Southern Queensland Flooding, 6 – 20 May 2022

South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 22 February - 5 April 2022

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth, 29 December 2021 – 10 January 2022

Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 10 November – 3 December 2021

More information 

Please note that applicants can only receive assistance under the Disaster Assistance Scheme OR the Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital) Scheme for an eligible disaster - not both.

QRIDA administers financial assistance to disaster affected primary producers, businesses and non-profit organisations under the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Individually Disaster Stricken Properties 

Primary producers significantly affected during a disaster, but not located in a defined disaster area may be eligible to apply for assistance as an individually disaster-stricken enterprise.  In this circumstance, the current commercial lending rate applies unless the concessional interest rate is granted by QRIDA.

To apply on this basis you should first apply for an Individual Disaster Stricken Property (IDSP) Certificate through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. For further information please visit the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website or call 13 25 23.

Last updated: 14 February 2024